Title: Murder At Midnight by Faith Martin
Publisher: Joffe Books
Date Published: 25th August 2018
Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective?
DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE IS SOLVING THE COLD CASES NO ONE ELSE COULD CRACK.
Felix Olliphant was found stabbed to death at a New Year’s Eve costume party for the turn of the millennium.
Seemingly liked by everyone, motives for his murder are hard to find. There was one suspect, but no evidence.
Hillary struggles to solve this baffling case. And she has to contend with a new colleague, Jake Barnes. Young and rich, he says he wants to give something back to the community, but Hillary has her doubts.
Will Hillary finally be defeated by this cold case and will she lose her boss and love interest to a new job?
Hillary Greene has returned to Thames Valley Police HQ, acting as a cold-case consultant for the Crime Review Team, looking into murders which the police have never been able to solve.
She wasn’t sure she wanted to go back. But solving crimes is irresistible for Hillary Greene. And it doesn’t hurt that her new boss is devastatingly handsome.
This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.
“PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW VICTORY.”
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive, single woman nearing the landmark age of fifty, Hillary Greene was a police officer of many years’ experience (earning the rank of DI) and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knew how the system worked, and was always fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. Forced to retire early through no fault of her own, she has now returned to the force as a civilian consultant on cold cases. She still enjoys a rather enigmatic relationship with the wily Commander Marcus Donleavy, but it is her new boss, the very attractive Steven Crayle, who is likely to cause her the most problems now!
DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME
BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN
BOOK 10: MURDER BY FIRE
BOOK 11: MURDER AT WORK
BOOK 12: MURDER NEVER RETIRES
BOOK 13: MURDER OF A LOVER
BOOK 14: MURDER NEVER MISSES
BOOK 15: MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
Books 16-17 coming soon!
I want to thank Jill Burkinshaw for inviting me on this blog tour and Joffe Books for my advanced copy of this book.
Hillary is back off a two week holiday and faced with two new recruits. The first is Wendy Turnbull, a friendly, if not overenthusiastic woman with a style that could only be described as Gothic. Then there’s Jake Barnes, a millionaire wonder kid, nicknamed The Boy Wonder, who claims that he wants to give back to his community but he seems to be hiding something.
Wary of both her new recruits, she given the task of solving the stabbing of Felix Olliphant, during a New Years Eve party at the turn of the Millennium, a case with no usable DNA or accurate witness statements.
Her love life seems to be hotting up with her boss Steven Crayle but he’s offered another job, what does the future hold for them?
Another intriguing cosy mystery from Faith Martin! It’s nice to be back with Hillary Greene for another book. This is a series I’ve consistently dipped in and out of over the past year and while I will suggest this could be read as a stand-alone, I would recommend that you’d read a few of the previous books first.
The case is a particularly tough one with a lack of eye witnesses and forensic evidence and I have to say I didn’t see the ending coming at all!
The introduction of new characters Wendy and Jake was a great idea too, giving a little more depth to the story and introducing a slightly more varied cast.
Also if like me you are enjoying the perpetually single Hillary’s new love life, the ending will have you dancing with excitement.
Overall Murder At Midnight is an intriguing cosy mystery that has left me very excited for the next book.
About The Author:
Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts. Right now, JOFFE BOOKS are re-issuing the DI Hillary Greene novels in new updated editions! The first 13 books in the series are available now.
Her romance novels, written under the name of Maxine Barry, are now available from Corazon Books. IMPOSTERS In PARADISE, and HEART OF FIRE are both out, and others will very quickly become available in the future.
Her first foray into writing ‘spooky’ crime, (and written under the pen name of Jessie Daniels) comes out in November 2017. THE LAVENDER LADY CASEFILE is published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press.
As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired ‘proper’ whodunits. So, if you like an amateur sleuth, plenty of clues and red herrings, plus a baffling murder mystery to solve, these are the books for you.